Republicans Plan for Obamacare Repeal

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Posted: Jan 01, 2010 1:17 PM
Before the finalized legislation reaches the president's desk, some Republicans in Congress have already begun planning their strategy to repeal Obama's health care overhaul plans in the near future.

Politico is reporting that Republicans “hope a push to repeal the Democrats’ health care bill will inspire voters to turn out for them in the 2010 elections — even though some of them admit that it has no realistic chance of working.”

“We have to repeal very substantial parts of it and that’s not going to be easy,” said Republican Pat Toomey, who’s running for the Senate in Pennsylvania. “I’m not sitting here predicting that a president who signs this into law in 2010 is likely to sign a repeal in 2011.”

The repeal-or-bust strategy is designed to give Republican candidates a powerful talking point for the midterms — a way to tap into deep anxiety about the health care plan among the GOP base and independent voters.